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Save / Restore Desktop Layout

Some times you may spend so much time while arranging your desktop icons and by any reason if you change the desktop resolution the icons changes their positions on the desktop and then you need to rearrange them.

Rearranging the icons again is time consuming and tiring task but you can avoid this by tweaking windows to save the desktop icon layout i.e the positions of your desktop icons.


Saving and then restoring the saved icons layout is all related to registry tweak and adding some system files in c:\windows\system32 folder. But don’t worry if you don’t want play with windows registry or windows system files, you how can you do this just by using a FREE utlity called Icon Restore.

We will also include the geeky way which will tell you how can you do this through registry editing and adding some system files.

Let’s discuss both the ways to save / restore desktop icons layout.

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Restore / Revert To Original Normal Icon Size In Vista

Recently one of the reader asked how can I restore the original icon size in vista back if it got changed due to some reason. Actually the desktop icons on his vista computer become so large that they occupy most of the space in desktop.

We all know desktop is the most accessible folder in any windows computer, it is the place where links to the frequently used programs and other important folders are placed. So, desktop becomes the most important and personal location for any windows user

In case of vista you can easily set a custom desktop icon size as per your needs and accessibility by the following procedure

Press Show Desktop in Quick Launch, now Press Ctrl Key on the keyboard and then press Mouse scroll wheel and move it forward and backward to increase and decrease the size if the icons


If you don’t want to resize the desktop icon size by the method mentioned above and want restore the desktop icon size to normal which is standard, then you can follow the step given below